Tametomo's Engagement to Princess Shiranui

by Meiji era artist (not read)

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Tametomo's Engagement to Princess Shiranui by Meiji era artist (not read)

Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
Tametomo's Engagement to Princess Shiranui

Comments - Fantastic triptych illustrating girls in a mock battle with Minamoto no Tametomo after the announcement of his engagement to Princess Shiranui, the daughter of Aso Tadakuni of Higo. He scowls unhappily as the women bat at him with flowering cherry branches, tripping over themselves as they swarm around him, petals flying everywhere. At right, the lovely princess watches from the room at right with a shy smile, holding her sleeve to her chin. She is elegantly dressed in a purple kimono patterned with fans and autumn maple leaves. The mansion overlooks a garden pond surrounded by blossoming cherry trees, the bright pink contrasting nicely against the night sky. A charming image, beautifully detailed with a subtle burnished wave pattern on the blue of Tametomo's robes, and burnishing on the black lacquer steps and railings.

Artist - Meiji era artist (not read)

Image Size - 13 1/2" x 27 5/8" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with somewhat stiff paper. Thinning at edges, repaired. Horizontal folds, stains. Please see photos for details.

Tametomo's Engagement to Princess Shiranui by Meiji era artist (not read)
Tametomo's Engagement to Princess Shiranui by Meiji era artist (not read)

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